Northern Sky Constellations
by the Web Story team
The big bear
Its brightest stars form the Big Dipper asterism, one of the most recognizable shapes in the sky, also known as the Plough.
The little bear
Also known as the Little Dipper, it is notable for marking the location of the north celestial pole, the star known as Polaris.
The constellation itself has a long history, dating back to Sumerian times. Hercules is the fifth largest constellation.
Named after Cassiopeia, the boastful queen of Greek mythology. It is Nicknamed the W constellation for it's zigzag formation.
Perseus contains several interesting deep sky objects such as Messier 34, the Double Cluster and the California Nebula.
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